Jonathan Gruber? Who's that?

by Larry Elder -- Economist Milton Friedman said the promotion of bad policy requires two types of advocates. "Do-gooders," he said, act in good faith but out of ignorance in promoting counterproductive more…

Obama's no Bill Clinton

by Larry Elder -- "I don't want to try to read the tea leaves on election results," said President Barack Obama following last Tuesday's historic defeat. Who's he kidding? A month earlier, more…

Dems' race-card deck is getting thin

by Larry Elder -- Former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a political commentator for CNN, casually admitted that, yes, his party uses race to convince minorities that Republicans seek more…

PunditFact lies again

by Larry Elder -- PunditFact strikes again. For the second time. PunditFact is a so-called truth-seeking column by the Tampa Bay Times. Its website describes the feature as "dedicated to checking the more…

Minimum-wage idiocy in L.A.

by Larry Elder -- The head of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit "sustainable economy" association calls for a higher minimum wage. No surprise there. But he cites a major pro-minimum wage study that more…

Bill Maher should apologize to Christians

by Larry Elder -- Actor Ben Affleck, star of the hit film "Gone Girl," recently appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show along with Sam Harris, author of the book "Waking Up: A more…

When Paul became Muhammad

by Larry Elder -- When I was growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, "Paul" was one of my closest friends. In grade school and junior high, he and I spent countless hours more…

Memo from 'W': 'Welcome to the war on terror'

by Larry Elder -- To: President Barack Obama From: Former President George W. Bush Topic: Iraq Message: "We're ba-a-a-ack!" I've been quiet these last six years. But your belated decision to "destroy" more…